OrangeLarry reacted to Aaron Carrara for a blog entry, RHP Blake Wellman commits to Texas
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Brenham High School's Blake Wellman has verbally committed to play baseball at The University of Texas in 2015. Wellman (6-3, 175 lbs.), a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher, was recently named to the Houston Chronicle's "All Greater Houston Baseball Team" along with Brenham Cubs teammate Teddy Hoffman.
Wellman is the fifth 2015 pitcher to commit to Augie Garrido's Longhorns, joining Beau Ridgeway (The Woodlands, TX), Chase Sugart (Bridge City, TX), Nick Kennedy (College Station, TX) and Nolan Kingham (Las Vegas, NV).
The Longhorns added quality arms to the pitching staff in the 2014 class and it appears they are on track to do the same with the 2015 class.
OrangeLarry reacted to Aaron Carrara for a blog entry, Thornhill pitches gem in Texas win over Vandy
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Senior RHP Nathan Thornhill threw 8 innings of shutout baseball as the Texas Longhorns won their 3rd straight in Omaha, beating Vanderbilt 4-0. The win by Texas forces a decisive rematch on Saturday at 7:00 pm against the Commodores, with the winner securing a spot in the College World Series Championship against the winner of the Ole Miss/ Virginia series.
Thornhill scattered 5 hits and struck out five over eight innings. The shutout performance by Thornhill and closer John Curtiss (who pitched the 9th inning) was the 10th all-time by the Longhorns in College World Series play and resulted in back-to-back shutouts for head coach Augie Garrido's team.
Vanderbilt starting pitcher Tyler Ferguson was in trouble early on and lasted only 2/3 of an inning before being replaced by Brian Miller. The Longhorns scored a pair of runs in both the first and second innings and held on to a 4-0 lead for the remainder of the game. C.J. Hinojosa, Brooks Marlow, Mark Payton and Madison Carter had RBI's on the day.
Texas pitching has been stellar in Omaha thus far and the Longhorns hope junior right-hander Parker French can continue the success on Saturday.